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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The following is a list of various funding opportunities for Acadia Parish to consider when raising funds to implement and operate the projects included in this action plan. Fortunately for the Capital Campaign Committee, the Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) has been engaged in this planning process from the beginning and will prove to be instrumental when applying for public sector funding and helping execute these projects.

Need help getting started? Contact the Acadiana Planning Commission:

Chad LaComb, Project Specialist

101 Jefferson Street, Suite 201

Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 806-9370

clacomb@planacadiana.org

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Interested in applying? Visit grants.gov or contact the Austin Regional Office:

Vicki Hendershot, Economic Development Representative (AR and LA)

903 San Jacinto, Suite 206

Austin, TX 78701

(225) 964-6858

vhendershot@eda.gov

U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration

Interested in learning more? Contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission or your Workforce Development Board:

Courtney Boutte’-Breaux, Operations Manager

5367 I-49 Service Road

Opelousas, LA 70571

(337) 942-5678

cbbreaux@wib40.org

U.S. Small Business Administration

Interested in learning more? Contact the Louisiana District Office:

Marjorae Ball, Economic Development Specialist

365 Canal Street, Suite 2820

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 589-2037

marjorae.ball@sba.gov

Delta Regional Authority

Interested in applying? Contact your Local Development District:

South Central Planning and Development Commission

Kevin P. Belanger, CEO
P.O. Box 1870
Gray, LA 70359
(985) 851-2900

kevin@scpdc.org